senate Bill S678

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 29, 2018 1st report cal.296
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jan 30, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2017 1st report cal.44
Jan 04, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jan 29, 2018 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jan 29, 2018

Jan 23, 2017 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S678
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2017

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S678 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4423
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-n, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3467, A6324
2019-2020: S264, A8804

S678 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th.

S678 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S678 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   678

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ORTT, FUNKE, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Veterans,
  Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing  a  leave  of
  absence for veterans

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  202-n  to
read as follows:
  § 202-N. LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR VETERANS. 1.  ANY PERSON MAY REQUEST AND
SHALL BE GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER ON VETERANS
DAY, NOVEMBER ELEVENTH, IF SUCH PERSON QUALIFIES AS A VETERAN UNDER THIS
SECTION  UNLESS  THE EMPLOYER DETERMINES THAT THE PERSON'S ABSENCE WOULD
IMPOSE AN UNDUE HARDSHIP ON THE CONDUCT OF THE  EMPLOYER'S  BUSINESS  AS
DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-
TY-SIX OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  2.  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN THE EMPLOYER
HAS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION IDENTIFYING THE PERSON  AS
A  VETERAN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER FIFTEENTH OF THE SAME YEAR SUCH LEAVE IS
BEING REQUESTED.
  3. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL EITHER BE UNPAID EXCUSED LEAVE FOR PERSONS WHO
ARE SUBJECT TO THE OVERTIME PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, THE FEDERAL FAIR
LABOR STANDARDS ACT  AND  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  THEREUNDER,  OR  MAY
OTHERWISE  BE  CHARGED  AGAINST  ANY OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH PERSON IS
ENTITLED, AS DETERMINED BY THE PERSON.
  4. NOTHING SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  IMPEDE,
INFRINGE  OR  DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS WHICH ACCRUE TO EMPLOYEES
THROUGH BONA FIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE  DIMIN-
ISH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04519-01-7

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